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Volvo welcomes revised speed limits

July 28, 2014
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Volvo Trucks is supporting the government announcement made last week, to increase the speed limit for goods vehicles over 7.5 tonnes on single carriageway roads from 40mph to 50mph.

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Charters set a benchmark in customer service

July 27, 2014
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Prohire Plc, the commercial vehicle hire and fleet management specialist, has issued two ‘Charters’ that describe in clear terms the company’s service pledge to its customers.

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New pioneering cycle safety technology

July 25, 2014
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New groundbreaking cycle safety technology has been launched to reduce the growing number of cyclist collisions and casualties across the country involving large commercial vehicles.

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LCRS reaches 100th member landmark

July 24, 2014

The Logistics Carbon Reduction Scheme (LCRS) has reached a significant milestone with construction plant hire company Rawley Plant becoming its 100th member.  LCRS members now operate over 74,000 commercial vehicles between them. The LCRS, which is managed by the Freight Transport Association, demonstrates the efforts of industry to reduce carbon emissions and contribute to national…

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Quartix vehicle tracking reveals new website

July 24, 2014
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Development at vehicle-tracking specialist Quartix continues with the launch of its new UK website, now live at www.quartix.net

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Pirelli highlights benefits of truck tyre range

July 24, 2014

Pirelli has teamed up with renowned television content providers ITN (International News Television) to produce a five-minute film highlighting the benefits of using Pirelli tyres for truck fleets, in collaboration with the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.

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Information is key – says FTA

July 22, 2014
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Information is key to keep the freight and logistics industry on the move during extreme weather conditions, that’s the message from the Freight Transport Association (FTA), which added that transport resilience plays a vital part to aid a successful economy.

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New truck toll in Latvia

July 15, 2014

Latvia has introduced a truck toll on its extensive 3,500 km motorway. The vignette toll, which came into effect on July 1 applies to domestic and foreign vehicles. The time-based charge has a tiered price structure: for trucks from 3.5 to 12 tonnes and for trucks over 12 tonnes permissible total weight.

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Protecting valuable wheels and tyres from theft

July 15, 2014
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For commercial vehicle fleet owners and operators, wheel and tyre theft is the one thing they can’t afford! Trucks and their component parts are increasingly being stolen for their value as scrap and recycled materials. UK authorities have warned the road haulage industry that almost any part of a truck from side panels and catalytic…

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Keltruck delivers the first Scania Golden Griffin

July 15, 2014
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Keltruck, the largest independent Scania dealer in Europe, has delivered the first of Scania’s limited edition Golden Griffin trucks in the UK.  Scania hasrecently released the special edition V8 Golden Griffin tractor units to celebrate its 50th anniversary in the UK, with just 50 of these special edition vehicles being made.

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DfT needs to make Dartford decision – claims FTA

July 15, 2014

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has said today that “a decision needs to be made sooner rather than later” – in response to the announcement by the Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin the DfT is to ‘appraise route options in detail’ at each of the proposed Lower Thames crossing solutions.

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Radlett approval good news for industry says FTA

July 15, 2014

The Freight Transport Association has said that the go-ahead for a rail freight terminal at Radlett, near St Albans is a welcome boost for rail freight and will help industry meet challenging rail freight growth targets.  The long-awaited decision by Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Eric Pickles, to allow a Strategic Rail…

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